She was always a pop star whose image was admired as much by women as men.
But her performance at America’s top music awards the Grammys has turned off female fans in their droves.
Their beef with the new-look bootiless-cious Beyoncé is partly that she has felt the need to diet and exercise down to an American size two. But mostly, it’s because she’s now a mum.
They feel her new role in life should make her hyper-aware of the pressure put on girls by overly-sexual pop stars. Yet she went the extra Miley and did a Rihanna. Clad in little more than pants and bra and half a roll of gaffer tape, she straddled a chair and flashed the thong-strung regions from whence baby Blue Ivy came 24 months ago.
Women in the U.S. have trashed her “whore-like” performance. They’re going over the top, but Cyrussly, why did Queen B, previously one of the classiest of pop’s glamazonians, have to do the whole underwear thing? She could so easily have come out in some stunning gown and brought the house down.
She’s been away a while. But it strikes me it was less of an attempt to show she can cut it in an arena now ruled by twerking young contemporaries and more about proving to herself that being a momma doesn’t mean you can’t be a red-hot one. Bey heck, lass, you made your point. Now, put your trousers back on.